Ronald William Crane, 1929-2020

Ronald William Crane, 91, of La Porte, Ind. passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at La Porte Hospital and Health Services.

Ronald was born Jan. 4, 1929 in Newark, Ohio to William B. and Ethel J. (Sigler) Crane.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Donna Schroeder-Crane; daughter, Belinda Branstool; sons, Michael (Lois) Crane and Eric (Sheila ) Schroeder; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Crane; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents; sister, Liz Hoover; and son-in-law, Paul Branstool.

Ronald was a proud member of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Everett F. Larson.  He retired from Sears Manufacturing.  Ronald enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

A private family graveside service with full military honors will be held at Pine Lake Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste 1200, Chicago, IL 60606-6637 or La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St., La Porte, IN 46350.

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3 Responses to “Ronald William Crane, 1929-2020”

  1. Annemarie Polan

    Mar 27. 2020

    So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He has been my neighbor for a very long time. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Donna and family.

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  2. Jeanette Arndt

    Mar 30. 2020

    So sorry, Donna

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  3. Ann Werner

    Apr 29. 2020

    Dear Donna and family,
    I am saddened to read about Ron’s passing. Such a great servant of God. May you feel the Lord’s comfort.

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